Blood Orange Popsicles

For me, somehow this became the year of the epic blood oranges.

First I found them for really cheap at TJ’s and made a salad dressing and upside down cardamom cake.

Then I started getting loads of them from a family friend’s tree and made sparkling juice and marmalade.

Yes, my popsicles are awesome rocket shapes – I have a Tovolo mold

I thought the season was over and then suddenly received a huge bag – the very last oranges, from the top of the tree. My coworker, Hannah, recently suggested that I make a blood orange sorbet, in imitation of one of her favorite flavors from Ciao Bella Gelato. I did that (recipe will be up soon!), but first I wanted to share the popsicles I made. They unintentionally came out very patriotic looking, and totally appropriate for the Fourth of July festivities coming up.

I added a little sugar and they’re perfectly sweet, orangy and very refreshing. Who wants to come over for a pool party?

Recipe:

Blood Orange Popsicles

  • Blood oranges
  • Sugar to taste (around 1/4 cup for every cup of juice, depending on sweetness of your oranges)

Juice blood oranges and pass juice through fine mesh sieve to remove seeds and big lumps of pulp. Place sugar in a small saucepan and saturate with juice. Heat, stirring frequently, until sugar is dissolved. Add to remaining juice, stirring to incorporate. Let cool, then carefully pour into your popsicle molds and freeze.

17 Comments on Blood Orange Popsicles

  1. Joyti
    June 29, 2011 at 12:01 pm (7 years ago)

    …And with the rocket shape and blue sticks/handles, they’d be a perfect, exotic treat for the 4th. Delicious.

    Reply
    • Stephanie
      June 29, 2011 at 12:05 pm (7 years ago)

      @Joyti – my thoughts exactly! It was unintentional but great timing.

  2. Ann
    June 29, 2011 at 2:06 pm (7 years ago)

    I love blood oranges – when we lived in Sicily, we drove thru a grove every day…the smell of the orange blossoms in the spring….divine!

    Reply
    • Stephanie
      June 29, 2011 at 2:17 pm (7 years ago)

      @Ann – that sounds beyond divine!

  3. Hester Casey - Alchemy
    June 30, 2011 at 12:03 pm (7 years ago)

    What a celebration of blood oranges you have had. I don’t know which recipe I prefer. Great popsicles, and also the cardamom upsidedown cake looks awesome.

    Reply
  4. Lindsey@Lindselicious
    June 30, 2011 at 5:45 pm (7 years ago)

    They came out so pretty and they must taste delish. Love the sweet citrus of blood oranges! Love those molds too- so cute!

    Reply
    • Stephanie
      July 2, 2011 at 10:31 am (7 years ago)

      @Lindsey – I love the molds. They have other shapes too and I want to get more!

  5. Tiffany
    July 1, 2011 at 6:49 am (7 years ago)

    I want to come to a pool party! Especially if there are blood orange popsicles!

    Reply
    • Stephanie
      July 2, 2011 at 10:31 am (7 years ago)

      @Tiffany – the blood orange popsicles are all eaten but I’m working on an even more exciting flavor…stay tuned!

    • Stephanie
      July 3, 2011 at 8:57 pm (7 years ago)

      @The Mom Chef – I love the rocket shapes too, they’re so fun.

    • Stephanie
      July 4, 2011 at 5:19 pm (7 years ago)

      @Julia – thanks! 🙂

  6. Marisa
    July 6, 2011 at 10:55 am (7 years ago)

    I love that beautiful blood orange color. The rocket shape of the popsicles is so much fun!

    Reply
    • Stephanie
      July 6, 2011 at 11:05 am (7 years ago)

      @Marisa – thanks! I love the rocket shape too!

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